Question of the Month: Are Annual Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

QOM_533X300_BlogFeatureFor many employees, fourth quarter means the dreaded annual review is on the horizon. Most businesses have some type of performance measurement and review procedure in place; however, their effectiveness can vary greatly between companies. In fact, many business leaders have started to question how important annual employee reviews really are to the company’s overall success and productivity. Do annual employee reviews still serve a purpose or has the annual process simply become a task to check off a list?

We want to know your thoughts on the issue. Are employee reviews still relevant? Let us know by voting in our poll.

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2 Responses to Question of the Month: Are Annual Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

  1. C.W. Lewis October 4, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    I” I feel like i do not matter to company”
    This is what i hear from new hires that have not had reviews at previous company.
    We always do reviews and i believe they are critical to maintain good employee relations.

  2. Robert Homes October 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    If you, as an effective manager, are giving constant feedback, your employee already knows his or her standing. A formal review to discuss potential career moves, or training needs, development desires, address a cost of living or bonus… sure… why not… But to wait a whole year to let an employee know whether they are effective or not is problematic if the employee is underperforming. Wouldn’t you WANT TO KNOW if you were in their shoes? Management is easy – we treat others as we would want to be treated… 🙂

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